Importance of a Plumbing Inspection for New Homeowners

Thinking about buying a home?

 

Buying a new home is exciting but the underlying conditions are an important factor. The most frequently used system of a home is the plumbing so it’s crucial that it is in proper condition. Plumbing is not something that can be visually noticed from the exterior which is why it is important to have a plumbing inspection done by a professional.

If you buy a home that has bad plumbing, you are more than likely to face bills through out the future for repairs. Especially if the home you are buying is older, many of the pipes are made of brass which tend to go bad much faster than the newer PVC pipes. Also in some older homes there is lead piping which is poisonous, so it is good to find out what the piping is made of. Not only this but normally buyers do not know the previous home owners and the condition they kept the home in. If there are problems with the plumbing and they are not caught, at any moment damages can be done. It is far better to have an examination ahead of time and have the right information before a crisis. 

Any water leaks that go unnoticed can result in serious messes. Pipes and drains can get clogged very easily due to the many activities done in the sink, toilet, and shower, so it’s necessary to make sure the drains get cleaned and are in fine condition. Water heaters should be examined as well to make sure there is no sediments at the bottom preventing the water from heating properly. In some older homes water heaters tend to be smaller which is not fit if you are moving in with a family. It is also important to find out whether your home has a septic tank or city sewage, then have it inspected to make sure there are no leaks. If it is a septic tank make sure it is properly buried beneath the ground to prevent sudden holes from forming in the future. Have the faucets checked, flushing of the toilets, and also have the water pressure checked. 

Without a proper plumbing inspection done, a crisis can happen at any time. To be sure you don’t face future repair bills and damages, make sure a professional and thorough inspection is done in the home you are buying.

Looking for a reliable residential plumber in the Little Rock area? Contact Arrow Plumbing at (501) 753-3838 and get started today!

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